WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO PROPERLY BRACE YOUR CARGO MOVING ON OCEAN VESSELS
The forces that are exerted on freight that is packaged and secured in an ocean container are unlike those associated with cargo shipped on the rail or over the road. Because of the general nature of buoyancy, cargo in an ocean container is significantly affected by the up & down motion (heaving) of the vessel. Additionally, weather can have a significant effect on the sea conditions and can create additional forces through side to side movement, rolling, and pitching. It is rare that these forces act independently, and in most cases it is a combination of two or more. It is important that cargo moving by ship be properly braced, with all voids filled within the container. Typically, a combination of load securement equipment (air bags, strapping, and void fill) are used when securing cargo for ocean transport. Depending on the weight of your cargo, we recommend the Atlas MD series (Level 2-3) industrial air bags for your ocean containers.